Northwestern Wildcats

  • December 5,2018
  • Andy Wittry

The Big Ten Has a Competitive Balance Issue and We’re Here to Fix It

The Big Ten East and West, while geographically accurate and nominally an improvement from its divisional predecessors of the Leaders and Legends, are potentially a hindrance to the conference’s College Football Playoff hopes and there’s a chance the current format won’t determine which schools play in the Big Ten Championship in the future. Big Ten […]

  • November 30,2018
  • Nate Jacobson

Five Betting Tips for Conference Championship Saturday

Conference Championship Saturday is here and there’s one more opportunity to make some money before bowl season starts. Here are five pieces of advice to keep in mind before making bets for Saturday’s games.   Stay away from the Big 12 Championship There is a case to be made for both Texas and Oklahoma in […]

  • November 16,2018
  • Nate Jacobson

College Football Best Bets: Nebraska, Syracuse Headline Saturday’s Top Picks

There isn’t much excitement for Week 12 of the college football season, but there are several betting opportunities to take advantage of. There are plenty of motivational angles with “rivalry week” coming up and teams with five wins looking to clinch a bowl berth. Here are seven sides to look at this weekend:   Best […]

  • November 11,2018
  • Andy Wittry

Analyzing the Week 12 AP Poll Ahead of the Next College Football Playoff Rankings

The latest AP Top 25 poll was released Sunday afternoon and while there weren’t any major changes at the top of the rankings, there are several big-picture takeaways we can make ahead of the release of the Week 12 College Football Playoff rankings. Here’s what we learned from the latest AP poll. There are nine […]

  • November 11,2018
  • Andy Wittry

Week 11’s Plays That Shaped the College Football Landscape

Week 11 of the college football season saw Clemson clinch the ACC Atlantic and Northwestern clinch the Big Ten West. Oklahoma narrowly avoided taking a second loss this season and Ohio State won on the road to remain in the Big Ten Championship (and therefore, playoff) discussion. Here are the plays from Week 11 that […]

  • October 30,2018
  • Nate Jacobson

Five Factors That College Football Bettors Should Remember in Week 10

As we get deeper into the college football season, here are a few factors to consider when looking at the point spreads for Week 10. Ten home underdogs won straight up in Week 9 Week 9’s top storyline was that ten Power Five teams covered and won straight up in the home underdog role on […]

  • October 29,2018
  • Andy Wittry

How Multiple Top-10 Teams in College Football Could Lose This Week

No. 1 Alabama at No. 4 LSU provides the first top-five matchup of the college football season, and the outcome could impact the College Football Playoff as much as any single result in the regular season. Obviously, one of the top teams in the country will lose in Baton Rouge, but don’t be surprised if […]

  • October 28,2018
  • Andy Wittry

Week 9’s Plays That Shaped the College Football Landscape

More than a third of the college football teams ranked in the AP Top 25 lost in Week 9. Now, we await the College Football Playoff selection committee’s first rankings of the 2018 season, which will be unveiled Tuesday night. In the meantime, here are seven moments from Week 9 that will stick with us because of […]

  • October 23,2018
  • Andy Wittry

Which Six Ranked College Football Teams Are on Upset Alert for Week 9?

Of the 20 ranked teams that are in action this weekend, 14 of them play unranked opponents in Week 9. Las Vegas oddsmakers have three of those 14 listed as underdogs to unranked teams, while three other ranked teams are favored by less than seven points in matchups against unranked opponents. What’s the common link […]

  • October 11,2018
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

Big Ten Basketball Coaches Rank the Best Jobs in the Conference

This is the fourth in Stadium’s “Conference Chain of Command” series in which we polled a handful of veteran coaches in every league to determine the best JOBS in each league, all the way down to the ones that are the most difficult. This week’s Chain of Command is being published on Thursday instead of […]

  • October 9,2018
  • Nate Jacobson

Buy USC, Sell West Virginia and Other College Football Betting Notes

Here are some college football notes and observations that bettors can use going forward.   Time to buy USC If you want an early best bet for the week, here it is: Take USC -7 against No. 19 Colorado on Saturday. This is a case where an unranked team is a substantial favorite against a […]

  • September 11,2018
  • Nate Jacobson

College Football Betting: Week 2 Takeaways to Inform Future Bets

Here are the biggest takeaways from Week 2 in college football that can help bettors going forward:   Tough Luck Losers Georgia Tech outgained South Florida 602-426 and averaged 8.0 yards per play on offense. The Yellow Jackets took a 38-28 lead in the fourth quarter before giving up 21 unanswered points and losing 49-38. […]

  • April 12,2017
  • Brian Stultz

College Football News Roundup – April 12

A college football news roundup that includes Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn speaking out against a new proposed rule and Oklahoma State adding an offensive lineman.

  • April 11,2017
  • Rich Cirminiello

Northwestern Wildcats Spring Practice: Three Things We Learned

This is Pat Fitzgerald’s 12th team at Northwestern, proof that time does fly by. It could be one of his best. In fact, if the Wildcats can adequately plug holes at wide receiver and linebacker this offseason they’re talented enough to duke it out with the likes of Wisconsin and Iowa in the competitive Big Ten West Division.


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